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# Mathematical Sciences (BA)

In the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematical Sciences program, you will learn the fundamentals of pure and applied mathematics, preparing you for a career in mathematics, natural sciences, computer science, social sciences or business.

If you are interested in pursuing an extended independent project related to theoretical or applied mathematics, a thesis option is available. You will work under the guidance of a mathematics faculty member.

In addition to a multitude of combined degree programs, DePaul offers a combined bachelor’s + master’s degree in Mathematical Sciences and Pure Mathematics, as well as a combined bachelor’s + master’s degree in Mathematical Sciences and Secondary Education Mathematical Sciences. These programs allow you to complete a bachelor's degree and a graduate degree in as few as five years.

## Classes

### Sample Courses:

- Accounting
- Applied Regression Analysis
- Calculus
- Discrete Mathematics
- Economics
- Finance
- Investments and Risk Management
- Linear Algebra
- Mathematical Reasoning
- Probability and Statistics

### Program Concentrations/Tracks:

- Actuarial Science
- Applied and Computational Mathematics
- Financial Mathematics
- Pure Mathematics
- Quantitative Analysis and Operations Research
- Statistics
- Individualized Concentration

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In consultation with a mathematics faculty advisor, students may also create an individualized program of study leading to a degree in mathematical sciences.

A thesis option is available to mathematics majors who wish to pursue an extended independent project related to a theoretical or applied focus of the program. At least 4 credits of thesis research must be completed over one or two quarters prior to submitting the thesis. Interested students are strongly encouraged to enroll in MAT 390 during their junior year.